Back problems 'could be cured with good posture'

4 January 2012

People can help to avoid back pain that could lead to orthopaedic surgery by consciously adjusting their posture, according to one expert.

Adam Dallison, a registered osteopath and inventor of PosturePlast, suggested there can be painful consequences to not holding a good stance and that this is especially true for those who spend hours every day sitting at a desk.

The expert said: "Slouching requires the muscles to take over and this causes fatigue, which is one reason we ache more at the end of the day after slouching."

Mr Dallison added that stress to the discs in the spine could cause a tear to the ligaments supporting the back, a herniation or even a prolapse when internal fluid leaks out.

Furthermore, he explained that stretching the ligaments in the spine alters the function of them and could limit movement and cause discomfort.

Back pain can also be caused by whiplash, shoulder pain, frozen shoulder and sciatica, which comes from the compression of a nerve.

Posted by Jeanette Royston

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